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[[redirect:{{Television}}]]->''"Television tastes funny."''
-->--'''Cheese''', ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''

''All about the medium of television, its sub-categories, and TV-specific tropes that cross those divisions.''

Television "TV" is traditionally viewed on a television set, after the early 2000's people can catch up on their favorite programs via computer and mobile devices. Commercially available since [[TheRoaringTwenties the 1920s]] (though television as we know it today dates from 1936, as the result of the invention of a key component by Vladimir Zworykin of RCA and Philo T. Farnsworth)[[note]]Both the first experimental {{videophone}} service, and the world's oldest TV channel (BBC One), started in this year[[/note]], but only really catching on in [[TheFifties the 1950s]]. Home televisions were black & white, analog, heavy, and at 4:3 aspect-ratio; gained color in the 60s; and after the TurnOfTheMillennium became digital, lighter, and wider with a 16:9 aspect-ratio.

Television is what the TV in our name stands for[[note]]but we're not just about TV[[/note]]. But you probably already knew that.

See also CameraTricks and {{Formats}}.
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!!Tropes:
[[index]]
[floatboxright:
'''Categories:'''
+ AnimatedShows
+ ChildrensShowTropes
+ HomeVideoTropes
+ LiveActionTVTropes
+ {{Networks}}
+ {{Producers}}
+ RealityTVTropes
+ {{Series}}
+ ShowGenres
+ TelevisionMovieIndex
+ TVDocumentary
]
* AdBumpers - Short clips used for station identification
* AdBreakDoubleTake - Having a scene appearing at the break repeated after the commercial
* AdoredByTheNetwork - A show given special treatment or attention
* UsefulNotes/AmericanTelevisionStations - How the United States got television
* UsefulNotes/ANSIStandardBroadcastTVSchedule - What US stations typically broadcast
* AppointmentTelevision - A TV show so good you reschedule your life around it
* AutomobileOpening - Show opening involves someone driving
* UsefulNotes/BeerCommercials - There's something unusual about beer commercials
* BoringBroadcaster - When a broadcaster or program specializes in intellectual or otherwise boring subjects.
* BroadcastLive: How most of TV used to be broadcast, and how sports and news programs still are
* CableSatelliteMudslinging: How TV providers get and keep customers, and why TV provider options for any given area are so limited
* {{Cancellation}} - When a network chooses to stop funding further shows
* ChannelHop - A show moves from one network to another or from one local station to another
* ClipShow - A show made up of clips from other shows, news footage, home videos, etc, often with voiceover narration and/or interspersed host segments.
* ColorWash - Strange changes to the color pallette
* ContinuityAnnouncement -- "This is TV Tropes"
* DirectToVideo - When a movie skips the theaters and goes directly to video (VHS, DVD, Bluray, etc.)
* DirectedByCastMember - A member of the cast decides to get their feet wet by directing an episode of the show
* DrawingBoardHiatus - Taken off the air for a {{retool}}
* EditedForSyndication - Changes made when a network show or motion picture is placed in syndicated distribution
* EmergencyBroadcast - means of providing serious warnings to the public
* ExcuseQuestion - A test or skill question used to prevent a contest from being declared a lottery
* FakeVideoCameraView - View of what supposedly is someone video recording something
* FirstRunSyndication - New episodes of a series sold to individual stations as apposed to being premiered on a network.
* FiveYearPlan - Length of time after which a show can be sold in syndication
* FridayNightDeathSlot - An undesirable scheduling spot
* IconicLogo - An image that immediately identifies the advertising campaign or product
* LongRunners - Shows running 10 years or longer
* LongRunnerCastTurnover - The initial cast of a show is completely different from the one it ends with
* MarathonRunning - Multiple episodes run back-to-back
* NetworkDeath - When a channel goes off the air and ceases to exist entirely or is replaced.
* NetworkDecay - Networks whose supposed purpose was a certain type of show, that have started to add unrelated material
* NetworkFinale - A network about to go off the air goes out with a bang.
* NewContentCountdownClock - Onscreen clock to advise viewers of the start of some special or new program
* NoHoperRepeat - Show put in as a sacrifice against some extremely popular program on a different network
* NotScreenedForCritics - a movie that was not advance shown to critics; often a red flag that it's not very good
* OnceASeason - A concept that is repeated every season of the show
* OncePerEpisode - A kind of RunningGag that is repeated in every episode
* OnlyBarelyRenewed - Show that is just barely important enough for the network to renew it, but usually isn't important enough to stick around long after
* OutOfOrder - Showing a series in a different order than it was written
* UsefulNotes/PEGChannel - a channel used for public or community productions, educational content, or government content.
* UsefulNotes/PrimeTime - The most important part of a network schedule
* QuietlyCancelled - A show is cancelled without any sort of official announcement.
* UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}} - How many viewers a show has
* RatingsStunt - Unusual event intended to increase ratings
** SweepsWeekLesbianKiss
* RealLifeWritesThePlot - When what happens behind the scenes affects what happens on the set
* {{Rerun}} - a rebroadcast of a program
* {{Revival}} - an updated remake or reboot of a series that has long since ended
* SagaSell (OpeningNarration) - Short monologue at beginning of show that explains what is happening
* UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor - removal of broadcast content restrictions between 10pm and 6am
* ScrewedByTheNetwork - intentional sabotage of a series
* SecondSeasonDownfall - shows that don't have anything left by the second season
* ShortRunInPeru - Some shows are run earlier in countries other than the one they are made for
* ShortRunners - Shows that were cancelled really quickly, sometimes after 1 episode
* UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} - The period when ratings set advertising rates
* UsefulNotes/{{Syndication}} - Shows sold directly to individual stations
* TimeshiftChannel - Supplementary channel run one or more hours later than the regular program feed
* UnCanceled - a show is cancelled, then something happens and it's restored to the schedule
* {{Watershed}} - Time in the evening when it's okay to run content which is targeted more towards adult audiences
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties -- When something goes wrong, but a channel is still able to broadcast.
* WebVideo - Television made available over the Internet
* WelcomeTitles - When original footage is used in the title sequence, usually to explore the show's world. More common in animated series as its rather expensive to do it in live action series.
* UsefulNotes/TVStrikes - When the TV writers strike, the quality of television suffers.
* WrapItUp - A miniseries or movie intended to tie up the loose ends if a series is cancelled
* YourTelevisionHatesYou - An InUniverse trope about television, where a character tries to get their mind off their troubles by watching television, but every show and commercial they see somehow has something to do with their current problem.
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->''"Television tastes funny."''
-->--'''Cheese''', ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''

''All about the medium of television, its sub-categories, and TV-specific tropes that cross those divisions.''

Television "TV" is traditionally viewed on a television set, after the early 2000's people can catch up on their favorite programs via computer and mobile devices. Commercially available since [[TheRoaringTwenties the 1920s]] (though television as we know it today dates from 1936, as the result of the invention of a key component by Vladimir Zworykin of RCA and Philo T. Farnsworth)[[note]]Both the first experimental {{videophone}} service, and the world's oldest TV channel (BBC One), started in this year[[/note]], but only really catching on in [[TheFifties the 1950s]]. Home televisions were black & white, analog, heavy, and at 4:3 aspect-ratio; gained color in the 60s; and after the TurnOfTheMillennium became digital, lighter, and wider with a 16:9 aspect-ratio.

Television is what the TV in our name stands for[[note]]but we're not just about TV[[/note]]. But you probably already knew that.

See also CameraTricks and {{Formats}}.
----
!!Tropes:



[floatboxright:
'''Categories:'''
+ AnimatedShows
+ ChildrensShowTropes
+ HomeVideoTropes
+ LiveActionTVTropes
+ MadeForTVMovie
+ {{Networks}}
+ {{Producers}}
+ RealityTVTropes
+ {{Series}}
+ ShowGenres
+ TVDocumentary
]

* AdBumpers - Short clips used for station identification
* AdBreakDoubleTake - Having a scene appearing at the break repeated after the commercial
* AdoredByTheNetwork - A show given special treatment or attention
* UsefulNotes/AmericanTelevisionStations - How the United States got television
* UsefulNotes/ANSIStandardBroadcastTVSchedule - What US stations typically broadcast
* AppointmentTelevision - A TV show so good you reschedule your life around it
* AutomobileOpening - Show opening involves someone driving
* UsefulNotes/BeerCommercials - There's something unusual about beer commercials
* BoringBroadcaster - When a broadcaster or program specializes in intellectual or otherwise boring subjects.
* BroadcastLive: How most of TV used to be broadcast, and how sports and news programs still are
* CableSatelliteMudslinging: How TV providers get and keep customers, and why TV provider options for any given area are so limited
* {{Cancellation}} - When a network chooses to stop funding further shows
* ChannelHop - A show moves from one network to another or from one local station to another
* ColorWash - Strange changes to the color pallette
* ContinuityAnnouncement -- "This is TV Tropes"
* DirectToVideo - When a movie skips the theaters and goes directly to video (VHS, DVD, Bluray, etc.)
* DirectedByCastMember - A member of the cast decides to get their feet wet by directing an episode of the show
* DrawingBoardHiatus - Taken off the air for a {{retool}}
* EditedForSyndication - Changes made when a network show or motion picture is placed in syndicated distribution
* EmergencyBroadcast - means of providing serious warnings to the public
* ExcuseQuestion - A test or skill question used to prevent a contest from being declared a lottery
* FakeVideoCameraView - View of what supposedly is someone video recording something
* FirstRunSyndication - New episodes of a series sold to individual stations as apposed to being premiered on a network.
* FiveYearPlan - Length of time after which a show can be sold in syndication
* FridayNightDeathSlot - An undesirable scheduling spot
* IconicLogo - An image that immediately identifies the advertising campaign or product
* LongRunners - Shows running 10 years or longer
* LongRunnerCastTurnover - The initial cast of a show is completely different from the one it ends with
* MarathonRunning - Multiple episodes run back-to-back
* NetworkDeath - When a channel goes off the air and ceases to exist entirely or is replaced.
* NetworkDecay - Networks whose supposed purpose was a certain type of show, that have started to add unrelated material
* NetworkFinale - A network about to go off the air goes out with a bang.
* NewContentCountdownClock - Onscreen clock to advise viewers of the start of some special or new program
* NoHoperRepeat - Show put in as a sacrifice against some extremely popular program on a different network
* NotScreenedForCritics - a movie that was not advance shown to critics; often a red flag that it's not very good
* OnceASeason - A concept that is repeated every season of the show
* OncePerEpisode - A kind of RunningGag that is repeated in every episode
* OnlyBarelyRenewed - Show that is just barely important enough for the network to renew it, but usually isn't important enough to stick around long after
* OutOfOrder - Showing a series in a different order than it was written
* UsefulNotes/PEGChannel - a channel used for public or community productions, educational content, or government content.
* UsefulNotes/PrimeTime - The most important part of a network schedule
* UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}} - How many viewers a show has
* RatingsStunt - Unusual event intended to increase ratings
** SweepsWeekLesbianKiss
* RealLifeWritesThePlot - When what happens behind the scenes affects what happens on the set
* {{Rerun}} - a rebroadcast of a program
* {{Revival}} - an updated remake or reboot of a series that has long since ended
* SagaSell (OpeningNarration) - Short monologue at beginning of show that explains what is happening
* UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor - removal of broadcast content restrictions between 10pm and 6am
* ScrewedByTheNetwork - intentional sabotage of a series
* SecondSeasonDownfall - shows that don't have anything left by the second season
* ShortRunInPeru - Some shows are run earlier in countries other than the one they are made for
* ShortRunners - Shows that were cancelled really quickly, sometimes after 1 episode
* UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} - The period when ratings set advertising rates
* UsefulNotes/{{Syndication}} - Shows sold directly to individual stations
* TimeshiftChannel - Supplementary channel run one or more hours later than the regular program feed
* UnCanceled - a show is cancelled, then something happens and it's restored to the schedule
* VoiceoverClipShow - Footage having little or no connection except for the (off-screen) announcer
* {{Watershed}} - Time in the evening when it's okay to run content which is targeted more towards adult audiences
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties -- When something goes wrong, but a channel is still able to broadcast.
* WebVideo - Television made available over the Internet
* WelcomeTitles - When original footage is used in the title sequence, usually to explore the show's world. More common in animated series as its rather expensive to do it in live action series.
* UsefulNotes/TVStrikes - When the TV writers strike, the quality of television suffers.
* WrapItUp - A miniseries or movie intended to tie up the loose ends if a series is cancelled
* YourTelevisionHatesYou - An InUniverse trope about television, where a character tries to get their mind off their troubles by watching television, but every show and commercial they see somehow has something to do with their current problem.

!!Works:
* Magazine/TVGuide - The original program listing magazine, and information about TV during the 1950s-1980s
* Website/YouTube - A huge video sharing website

[[/index]]
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to:

[floatboxright:
'''Categories:'''
+ AnimatedShows
+ ChildrensShowTropes
+ HomeVideoTropes
+ LiveActionTVTropes
+ MadeForTVMovie
+ {{Networks}}
+ {{Producers}}
+ RealityTVTropes
+ {{Series}}
+ ShowGenres
+ TVDocumentary
]

* AdBumpers - Short clips used for station identification
* AdBreakDoubleTake - Having a scene appearing at the break repeated after the commercial
* AdoredByTheNetwork - A show given special treatment or attention
* UsefulNotes/AmericanTelevisionStations - How the United States got television
* UsefulNotes/ANSIStandardBroadcastTVSchedule - What US stations typically broadcast
* AppointmentTelevision - A TV show so good you reschedule your life around it
* AutomobileOpening - Show opening involves someone driving
* UsefulNotes/BeerCommercials - There's something unusual about beer commercials
* BoringBroadcaster - When a broadcaster or program specializes in intellectual or otherwise boring subjects.
* BroadcastLive: How most of TV used to be broadcast, and how sports and news programs still are
* CableSatelliteMudslinging: How TV providers get and keep customers, and why TV provider options for any given area are so limited
* {{Cancellation}} - When a network chooses to stop funding further shows
* ChannelHop - A show moves from one network to another or from one local station to another
* ColorWash - Strange changes to the color pallette
* ContinuityAnnouncement -- "This is TV Tropes"
* DirectToVideo - When a movie skips the theaters and goes directly to video (VHS, DVD, Bluray, etc.)
* DirectedByCastMember - A member of the cast decides to get their feet wet by directing an episode of the show
* DrawingBoardHiatus - Taken off the air for a {{retool}}
* EditedForSyndication - Changes made when a network show or motion picture is placed in syndicated distribution
* EmergencyBroadcast - means of providing serious warnings to the public
* ExcuseQuestion - A test or skill question used to prevent a contest from being declared a lottery
* FakeVideoCameraView - View of what supposedly is someone video recording something
* FirstRunSyndication - New episodes of a series sold to individual stations as apposed to being premiered on a network.
* FiveYearPlan - Length of time after which a show can be sold in syndication
* FridayNightDeathSlot - An undesirable scheduling spot
* IconicLogo - An image that immediately identifies the advertising campaign or product
* LongRunners - Shows running 10 years or longer
* LongRunnerCastTurnover - The initial cast of a show is completely different from the one it ends with
* MarathonRunning - Multiple episodes run back-to-back
* NetworkDeath - When a channel goes off the air and ceases to exist entirely or is replaced.
* NetworkDecay - Networks whose supposed purpose was a certain type of show, that have started to add unrelated material
* NetworkFinale - A network about to go off the air goes out with a bang.
* NewContentCountdownClock - Onscreen clock to advise viewers of the start of some special or new program
* NoHoperRepeat - Show put in as a sacrifice against some extremely popular program on a different network
* NotScreenedForCritics - a movie that was not advance shown to critics; often a red flag that it's not very good
* OnceASeason - A concept that is repeated every season of the show
* OncePerEpisode - A kind of RunningGag that is repeated in every episode
* OnlyBarelyRenewed - Show that is just barely important enough for the network to renew it, but usually isn't important enough to stick around long after
* OutOfOrder - Showing a series in a different order than it was written
* UsefulNotes/PEGChannel - a channel used for public or community productions, educational content, or government content.
* UsefulNotes/PrimeTime - The most important part of a network schedule
* UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}} - How many viewers a show has
* RatingsStunt - Unusual event intended to increase ratings
** SweepsWeekLesbianKiss
* RealLifeWritesThePlot - When what happens behind the scenes affects what happens on the set
* {{Rerun}} - a rebroadcast of a program
* {{Revival}} - an updated remake or reboot of a series that has long since ended
* SagaSell (OpeningNarration) - Short monologue at beginning of show that explains what is happening
* UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor - removal of broadcast content restrictions between 10pm and 6am
* ScrewedByTheNetwork - intentional sabotage of a series
* SecondSeasonDownfall - shows that don't have anything left by the second season
* ShortRunInPeru - Some shows are run earlier in countries other than the one they are made for
* ShortRunners - Shows that were cancelled really quickly, sometimes after 1 episode
* UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} - The period when ratings set advertising rates
* UsefulNotes/{{Syndication}} - Shows sold directly to individual stations
* TimeshiftChannel - Supplementary channel run one or more hours later than the regular program feed
* UnCanceled - a show is cancelled, then something happens and it's restored to the schedule
* VoiceoverClipShow - Footage having little or no connection except for the (off-screen) announcer
* {{Watershed}} - Time in the evening when it's okay to run content which is targeted more towards adult audiences
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties -- When something goes wrong, but a channel is still able to broadcast.
* WebVideo - Television made available over the Internet
* WelcomeTitles - When original footage is used in the title sequence, usually to explore the show's world. More common in animated series as its rather expensive to do it in live action series.
* UsefulNotes/TVStrikes - When the TV writers strike, the quality of television suffers.
* WrapItUp - A miniseries or movie intended to tie up the loose ends if a series is cancelled
* YourTelevisionHatesYou - An InUniverse trope about television, where a character tries to get their mind off their troubles by watching television, but every show and commercial they see somehow has something to do with their current problem.

!!Works:
* Magazine/TVGuide - The original program listing magazine, and information about TV during the 1950s-1980s
* Website/YouTube - A huge video sharing website

[[/index]]
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{{UsefulNotes/Television}}
[[/index]]


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* NetworkFinal - A network about to go off the air goes out with a bang.

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* NetworkFinal NetworkFinale - A network about to go off the air goes out with a bang.


* NetworkFinale - A network about to go off the air goes out with a bang.

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* NetworkFinale NetworkFinal - A network about to go off the air goes out with a bang.


* MadeForTVMovie
** TelevisionMovieIndex

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* TVDocumentary

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* + TVDocumentary

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* NetworkDeath - When a channel goes off the air and ceases to exist entirely.

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* NetworkDeath - When a channel goes off the air and ceases to exist entirely.entirely or is replaced.


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* NetworkFinale - A network about to go off the air goes out with a bang.


* YourTelevisionHatesYou - An InUniverse trope about television

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* YourTelevisionHatesYou - An InUniverse trope about television
television, where a character tries to get their mind off their troubles by watching television, but every show and commercial they see somehow has something to do with their current problem.


** NoHoperRepeat/CoronavirusDisease2019Pandemic - Examples of this trope that came into play as a result of the UsefulNotes/CoronavirusDisease2019Pandemic.

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